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Embattled Suu Kyi crafts a 'fightback' strategy

Myanmar's de facto leader aims to counter criticism over Rohingya, reform delays

YANGON Stung by international criticism of military abuses in Rakhine State and by domestic complaints over the slow pace of reform, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is crafting what could be termed a "fightback" strategy. Among the steps her administration is considering or already implementing are moves to improve conditions for the Muslim population in Rakhine and a package of economic reforms covering everything from tax and banking to liberalization of agriculture.

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